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So, how does CoolSculpting work?

Updated: Jan 22

Crypolisis is the scientific way to say “fat freezing.” CoolSculpting is a one-of-a-kind technology that works to help freeze off stubborn fat cells that are not being eliminated or reduced after diet and exercise. Each patients’ stubborn pockets will vary from patient to patient. Fat cells despise cold temperatures and will freeze and disintegrate through our body’s lymphatic system. The process takes about 1 to 3 months or sometimes longer to see the most optimized results. CoolSculpting can help reduce fat cells is up to 20-25%.

While Coolsculpting is not a weight loss treatment, it is considered the best non-surgical alternative to help patients with active lifestyles achieve a more contoured body and reach their best results. This treatment is FDA cleared to work on areas with visible and pinchable fat such as: under the chin, jawline, thigh, abdomen and flank, along with bra fat, back fat, banana rolls, and upper arms. Patients can expect CoolSculpting treatments to take anywhere between 35 minutes to a few hours depending on how many areas are being treated at the same time. At Bellaire Dermatology, our goal is to guide you through the journey to get optimized results.

One common misunderstanding is the difference between cycles and treatments. The number of cycles is the number of times any applicator is used on the patient. The number of treatments however, can be different for each area. One patient may need 6 Cycles on the abdomen and 3 Cycles on the area under the chin area. Bellaire Dermatology’s CoolSculpting/Cool Technicians will advise you on the number of cycles necessary to meet your individual goals and achieve amazing results. Since every patient’s body shape, area of concern, and lifestyles are different, our team of experts will give an estimated number of completed cycles during your free consultation.

So, what exactly happens during the treatment?

Our technicians will work with you to map out where each applicator should be placed based on your areas of concerns. Once the applicators are applied, patients may feel suction on the areas, tingling, stinging, aching, or even tugging for a few minutes. This feeling usually subsides within a few minutes once the pockets are frozen. The most important part of the treatment is at the end of the cycle. Our CoolSculpting Technicians must massage the treated area to help break up the now crystallized fat cells so that they can be released. Once the cycles are completed, some patients may experience redness, bruising, tenderness, aching, itching, skin sensitivity. These symptoms usually resolve within a few days post treatment. Following Bellaire Dermatology’s CoolSculpting Post Treatment Care instructions will help you see more improvement such as drinking plenty of water. It is imperative to follow all post care instructions to achieve your most optimized results!

What areas can CoolSculpting work on?

Allergan’s CoolSculpting technology in its applicators works to give us a unique opportunity to reach fat pockets in unwanted places.

  • CoolAdvantage: designed for abdomen, banana roll, bra fat, flanks, and inner thigh areas.

  • CoolAdvantage Petite: designed to treat upper arms.

  • CoolMini: designed for distal thigh and submental area treatments.

  • CoolSmooth Pro: designed to treat outer thighs.

  • Parallel Plates: treats abdomen, banana roll, bra fat, flanks, and inner thighs.

Check out some of Bellaire Dermatology’s own patients Before and After photos below. Real patients, with real results!

CoolSculpting & CoolTone Results on Abdomen:

CoolSculpting Results on Abdomen & Flanks:

CoolSculpting Results on Abdomen & Flanks:

If you are interested in learning more about CoolSculpting contact our team today for your FREE consultation at cosmetics@bellairedermatology.com or call us at (713) 661-4383 Option 3 and one of our team members will be happy to assist you!


"These guys hung the moon. They actually care! Dr. Teller takes his time & his team has an eye for precision, they work alongside him for a great result that is just perfect for me. I’ve been coming for so long for this very reason. I would just never not. They are very extensive. I can’t thank them enough!"


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